Hardly a day goes by when we don’t get hooked on a mystery series TV that keeps us on our toes until the end. This time, we’re all fired up for the HBO series We Own This City. We have no doubt that you loved the series as much as we did and are waiting with bated breath for We Own This City Season 2. Don’t worry, we are here to fill you in on the future of HBO’s hit series. Let’s dive in!
Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, We Own This City stars several notable actors such as Jon Bernthal, Wunmi Mosaku, Jamie Hector, Josh Charles and many more. Filming for the series took place in Baltimore, Maryland and revolves around the corruption of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force. The 1st season consists of a total of 6 episodes, all of which are about 58 minutes long, which hit the screens on April 25, 2022. The season finale of the series aired on HBO on May 30, 2022. Without much ado, let’s get right to the news about We Own This City Season 2!
We Own This City Season 2
The series has been highly praised (93% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes and 7.7 on IMDb), so fans would be happy if there would be a 2nd season of the series. However, there is still no official announcement from HBO for We Own This City Season 2, so it’s not certain whether the series will be renewed or canceled. What’s more, We Own This City was planned to be a miniseries. Therefore, we are sorry to say that it’s unlikely to happen.
Is We Own This City a True Story?
Yes, We Own This City is based on a true story. The HBO show is based on the book We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops and Corruption by investigative journalist Justin Fenton of the Baltimore Sun. The book is about the investigation of members of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force in 2017, which led to the arrest of eight police officers for being involved in a robbery and extortion operation that targeted drug dealers and innocent people, particularly black citizens. All of the police officers involved were eventually found guilty of racketeering, robbery, extortion and overtime fraud.
The series follows the same story of the downfall of the Gun Trace Task Force and focuses on one of the eight police officers convicted of various corruption charges in 2018 and 2019. So, we can say that We Own This City is largely inspired by real events, but of course, it also contains a pinch of fiction.
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Is We Own This City a Sequel To The Wire?
We Own This City was developed by author George Pelecanos and former police reporter David Simon, who also developed the once popular crime series The Wire. However, We Own This City isn’t a direct sequel to The Wire. Although they tell similar stories and are both set in Baltimore, they follow different storylines. The Wire deals with Baltimore’s drug scene in general, both from the perspective of drug dealers and law enforcement, while We Own This City focuses specifically on the rise and fall of the Gun Trace Task Force. Even though the two series aren’t directly connected, it can be said that The Wire is a predecessor of We Own This City, and the latter follows the former.
Where Can I See We Own This City?
We Own This City is available to stream online on HBO Max. You can subscribe to the streaming platform for $9.99 per month, and then you willhave access to all the episodes of the series.
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